Scientists observe low sea ice in Bering Sea off Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Climate scientists say the waters of the Bering Sea off Alaska are seeing unprecedented low sea ice for the second straight year. Rick Thoman (TOH-man) of th...

Tribe, groups sue over Alaska reserve petroleum exploration

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska tribe and five environmental groups say the federal government performed inadequate environmental review before approving petroleum exploration in a reserve. ...

Critics protest proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Natives who rely on caribou for subsistence are lining up in the state's largest city to protest federal plans for petroleum development in a wilderness area. ...

US lawmaker opposes drilling permit work during shutdown

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The oil and gas industry should not be spared the pain of the partial government shutdown, according to the chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. ...

Groups sue to block oil production in Alaska's Beaufort Sea

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Conservation groups are suing to block an oil-drilling project in federal Arctic waters. Five groups represented by environmental law firm Earthjustice on Mo...

Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air law in Fairbanks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three Alaska groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for a fourth time, claiming the agency has not enforced federal clean air law around Alaska's second largest ...

Alaska moose poacher fined $100,000, sentenced to jail

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man has been fined more than $100,000 for poaching three bull moose and leaving the meat to rot. Thirty-nine-year-old Rusty Counts of Anchor Point ...

Alaska surveys damage from major earthquakes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two strong earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 ripped apart highways, cracked buildings and rattled people's nerves around Anchorage. The quakes on Friday brok...

Groups protest plans for possible lease sale in Beaufort

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Environmental groups are protesting plans by federal regulators for a possible offshore petroleum lease sale in Alaska's Beaufort Sea. The Bureau of Ocean En...

Study finds robust polar bear population in Chukchi Sea

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A population study of polar bears in the Chukchi (chuk-CHEE) Sea between Alaska and Russia finds that the population is thriving for now despite a loss of sea ice because of c...

Arctic offshore production wells approved off Alaska's coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The first oil and gas production wells in federal Arctic waters have been approved by U.S. regulators. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Wednesday ann...

Bering Sea village will be first counted in 2020 US Census

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The first people to be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census live in a Yupik village on the Bering Sea in southwest Alaska. Acting U.S. Census Bureau Director Ron ...

As sea ice melts, agency says harm to walruses not proven

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit making its way through federal court in Alaska will decide whether Pacific walruses should be listed as a threatened species, giving them additional protections. ...

Bank employee suspected of stealing $4.3M extradited to US

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former Alaska bank employee suspected of leaving the country with $4.3 million seven years ago has been extradited from Mexico to face federal charges. U.S...

Alaska judge targeted after giving no jail time for assault

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Victims' advocates are targeting an Alaska judge who handed out what they say is a lenient sentence for a sexual attack on a woman. Justin Schneider original...